Christchurch scoops Supreme Home and Renovation Awards


Christchurch has come out on top at this year’s Registered Master Builders 2018 House of the Year Awards, taking out the Supreme Awards with a Redwood home and a Merivale renovation.

Christchurch company Metzger Builders (MBL) Ltd was awarded the coveted title of Registered Master Builders 2018 Supreme House of the Year with their Redwood home.

They also took out the national category win for the New Home over $2 million Award, and the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award.

Christchurch’s Takahe Construction Ltd won the title of Registered Master Builders 2018 Renovation of the Year, with their superb renovation of a Merivale home.

The company also took out the national category win for the Renovation over $1 million Award, and the Outdoor Living Award.


House of the Year

Judges were impressed with Metzger Builders (MBL) Ltd’s clever and balanced design, with their home showing a considered approach in every respect.

“The large home sits boldly on a rural site, but peacefully in its landscaped environment. The impeccable crafting and attention to detail demonstrated by the builders and subcontractors is truly exceptional.

“The collaboration between client, architect and builder has made this a home that perfectly suits the needs of the growing family.

“It is a well deserving winner of this award.”


Renovation of the Year

Judges remarked on the amazing quality of Takahe Construction Ltd’s renovation, which was extensively damaged in the Christchurch quakes.

“Originally built in the 1990s, the client chose to engage the original architect to complete a full re-design, whilst retaining the elegance of the original home.

“A collaborative approach between client, architect, engineer and builder made this project a success. The quality demonstrated in the re-build work and the overall renovation is a credit to the team involved.

“This is truly a spectacular home, which the builder should be extremely proud of.”

The awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland, and was attended by more than 550 people from the construction industry.

Other national category winners and lifestyle awards were also announced.

Registered Master Builders chief executive David Kelly says House of the Year epitomises building excellence, and showcases Master Builders as the custodians of quality and innovation across all types of homes and price brackets.

“Residential building continues to fuel the construction boom, and while these homes need to be built quickly and cost effectively, it must not be at the expense of quality. House of the Year sets the standard of what is possible, both in quality and innovation,” Mr Kelly says.

“The craftsmanship demonstrated within all of our finalists shows that our members are building quality homes for all New Zealanders.

“From the luxury homes, to the cost-effective builds, to apartments, these homes are some of the finest in the country.

“Congratulations to our Master Builders, especially to our Supreme Award recipients, Metzger Builders (MBL) Ltd and Takahe Construction Ltd.

“Your projects represent the dedication and workmanship of all of our members. We are incredibly proud to represent you, and to provide platforms like these awards to highlight the amazing work you do.”

The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, Master Build 10-Year Guarantee, GIB, Nulook, CARTERS, Plumbing World, Resene and Bunnings Trade.

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